Innovation Canada has shifted its “entire portfolio,” to responding to the COVID-19 crisis, from the Strategic Innovation Fund to Canada’s innovation superclusters, says federal assistant deputy minister Andrea Johnston.
Topic: Build in Canada Innovation Program
The federal government has shrunk the number of innovation programs it offers, but there’s still ample funding and opportunities available, government officials say.
Dr. Ian Potter will take over as CEO at Vineland Research and Innovation Centre, a not-for-profit in the Niagara Region dedicated to horticultural science. Potter previously held executive positions at the National Research Council, Alberta Innovates, and the Alberta Research Council. – Canada.com McGill University professor Dr. Bartha Knoppers has been awarded the 2019 Henry G. Friesen…
The Department of National Defence (DND) has launched its first call for proposals for a new innovation procurement program geared towards leveraging ideas and expertise outside its own network of laboratories.
Kraken Robotic Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of TSX-listed Kraken Robotics Inc., has pre-qualified to the Build in Canada Innovation Program (BCIP) for the company’s ThunderFish 300 Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV). Under BCIP, Kraken can sell its pre-qualified innovations to the federal government as its first reference sale. The company will receive feedback from…
The creation of two large funds aimed at scaling high-growth tech firms is among the recommendations contained in the second wave of reports from the Advisory Council on Economic Growth. The funds would target what the panel describes as bottlenecks in the innovation ecosystem – early- and expansion-stage companies as well as established small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with high impact potential.